Windows 3.11/95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 default sounds collection

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Lately, when I was using the Windows 7 in a virtual machine, I recalled one of Windows 7 classics – sound scheme. And then I thought, it was time to publish this sound schemes collection post for all versions of Microsoft Windows OS. I hereby dedicate this post to those guys who like to collect any official, untouched classic resources.

These well-known, genuine and universal sounds can be applied to any version of Windows or some other OS. Of which, the sound schemes from Windows 98 are pretty rich for almost every computer operation event. Most importantly, these amazing sounds still sound great on modern versions of Windows. In this post, AppNee provides all these classic sound schemes for you, downloadable separately.

All these sound schemes were directly extracted from the Microsoft official Windows ISO image files – just copied the entire folder containing the sound schemes. They all lie in C volume, but the exact location may not be the same one for all Windows.

OS Location
Windows 3.11 C:\Windows\Media
Windows 95 C:\Windows\Media
Windows 98 C:\Windows\Media
Windows ME C:\Windows\Media
Windows 2000 C:\Windows\Media
Windows NT C:\Windows\Media
Windows XP C:\Windows\Media
Windows Vista C:\Windows\Media
Windows 7 C:\Windows\Media
Windows 8 C:\Windows\Media
Windows 8.1 C:\Windows\Media
Windows 10 C:\Windows\Media
Windows CE C:\Windows\Media

// Sound Files List //

OS Sound Files
Windows 3.11
  • CHIMES.WAV
  • CHORD.WAV
  • DING.WAV
  • RINGIN.WAV
  • RINGOUT.WAV
  • TADA.WAV
Windows 95
  • CHIMES.WAV
  • CHORD.WAV
  • DING.WAV
  • TADA.WAV
  • The Microsoft Sound.wav
Windows 98
  • Baseball
    • Baseball asterisk.wav
    • Baseball beep.wav
    • Baseball close program.wav
    • Baseball critical stop.wav
    • Baseball default sound.wav
    • Baseball empty recycle bin.wav
    • Baseball exclamation.wav
    • Baseball exit windows.wav
    • Baseball maximize.wav
    • Baseball menu command.wav
    • Baseball menu popup.wav
    • Baseball minimize.wav
    • Baseball open program.wav
    • Baseball program error.wav
    • Baseball question.wav
    • Baseball restore down.wav
    • Baseball restore up.wav
    • Baseball startup.wav
  • Dangerous Creatures
    • Dangerous Creatures asterisk.wav
    • Dangerous Creatures beep.wav
    • Dangerous Creatures critical stop.wav
    • Dangerous Creatures default sound.wav
    • Dangerous Creatures empty recycle bin.wav
    • Dangerous Creatures exclamation.wav
    • Dangerous Creatures maximize.wav
    • Dangerous Creatures menu command.wav
    • Dangerous Creatures menu popup.wav
    • Dangerous Creatures minimize.wav
    • Dangerous Creatures program error.wav
    • Dangerous Creatures question.wav
    • Dangerous Creatures startup.wav
  • Inside Your Computer
    • Inside your Computer asterisk.wav
    • Inside your Computer beep.wav
    • Inside your Computer critical stop.wav
    • Inside your Computer default sound.wav
    • Inside your Computer empty recycle bin.wav
    • Inside your Computer exclamation.wav
    • Inside your Computer exit windows.wav
    • Inside your Computer maximize.wav
    • Inside your Computer menu command.wav
    • Inside your Computer menu popup.wav
    • Inside your Computer minimize.wav
    • Inside your Computer program error.wav
    • Inside your Computer question.wav
    • Inside your Computer restore down.wav
    • Inside your Computer restore up.wav
    • Inside your Computer startup.wav
  • Jungle
    • Jungle asterisk.wav
    • Jungle beep.wav
    • Jungle close program.wav
    • Jungle Close.wav
    • Jungle critical stop.wav
    • Jungle default sound.wav
    • Jungle Default.wav
    • Jungle empty recycle bin.wav
    • Jungle Error.wav
    • Jungle exclamation.wav
    • Jungle exit windows.wav
    • Jungle maximize.wav
    • Jungle menu command.wav
    • Jungle menu popup.wav
    • Jungle minimize.wav
    • Jungle open program.wav
    • Jungle Open.wav
    • Jungle program error.wav
    • Jungle question.wav
    • Jungle Recycle.wav
    • Jungle restore down.wav
    • Jungle restore up.wav
    • Jungle startup.wav
    • Jungle Windows Exit.wav
    • Jungle Windows Start.wav
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    • Leonardo da Vinci asterisk.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci beep.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci critical stop.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci default sound.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci empty recycle bin.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci exclamation.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci maximize.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci menu command.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci menu popup.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci minimize.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci program error.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci question.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci restore down.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci restore up.wav
    • Leonardo da Vinci startup.wav
  • Musica
    • Musica Asterisk.wav
    • Musica Close.wav
    • Musica Critical Stop.wav
    • Musica Default.wav
    • Musica Error.wav
    • Musica Exclamation.wav
    • Musica Maximize.wav
    • Musica Menu Command.wav
    • Musica Menu Popup.wav
    • Musica Minimize.wav
    • Musica Open.wav
    • Musica Question.wav
    • Musica Recycle.wav
    • Musica Restore Down.wav
    • Musica Restore Up.wav
    • Musica Windows Exit.wav
    • Musica Windows Start.wav
  • Mystery
    • Mystery asterisk.wav
    • Mystery beep.wav
    • Mystery critical stop.wav
    • Mystery default sound.wav
    • Mystery empty recycle bin.wav
    • Mystery exclamation.wav
    • Mystery exit windows.wav
    • Mystery maximize.wav
    • Mystery menu command.wav
    • Mystery menu popup.wav
    • Mystery minimize.wav
    • Mystery program error.wav
    • Mystery question.wav
    • Mystery startup.wav
  • Nature
    • Nature asterisk.wav
    • Nature beep.wav
    • Nature critical stop.wav
    • Nature default sound.wav
    • Nature empty recycle bin.wav
    • Nature exclamation.wav
    • Nature exit windows.wav
    • Nature maximize.wav
    • Nature menu command.wav
    • Nature menu popup.wav
    • Nature minimize.wav
    • Nature program error.wav
    • Nature question.wav
    • Nature restore down.wav
    • Nature restore up.wav
    • Nature startup.wav
  • Robotz
    • Robotz Asterisk.wav
    • Robotz Close.wav
    • Robotz Critical Stop.wav
    • Robotz Default.wav
    • Robotz Error.wav
    • Robotz Exclamation.wav
    • Robotz Maximize.wav
    • Robotz Menu Command.wav
    • Robotz Menu Popup.wav
    • Robotz Minimize.wav
    • Robotz Open.wav
    • Robotz Question.wav
    • Robotz Recycle.wav
    • Robotz Restore Down.wav
    • Robotz Restore Up.wav
    • Robotz Windows Exit.wav
    • Robotz Windows Start.wav
  • Science
    • Science asterisk.wav
    • Science beep.wav
    • Science critical stop.wav
    • Science default sound.wav
    • Science empty recycle bin.wav
    • Science exclamation.wav
    • Science exit windows.wav
    • Science maximize.wav
    • Science menu command.wav
    • Science menu popup.wav
    • Science minimize.wav
    • Science program error.wav
    • Science question.wav
    • Science restore down.wav
    • Science restore up.wav
    • Science startup.wav
  • Space
    • Space asterisk.wav
    • Space beep.wav
    • Space close program.wav
    • Space critical stop.wav
    • Space default sound.wav
    • Space empty recycle bin.wav
    • Space exclamation.wav
    • Space exit windows.wav
    • Space maximize.wav
    • Space menu command.wav
    • Space menu popup.wav
    • Space minimize.wav
    • Space open program.wav
    • Space program error.wav
    • Space question.wav
    • Space restore down.wav
    • Space restore up.wav
    • Space startup.wav
  • Sports
    • Sports asterisk.wav
    • Sports beep.wav
    • Sports critical stop.wav
    • Sports default sound.wav
    • Sports empty recycle bin.wav
    • Sports exclamation.wav
    • Sports exit windows.wav
    • Sports maximize.wav
    • Sports menu command.wav
    • Sports menu popup.wav
    • Sports minimize.wav
    • Sports program error.wav
    • Sports question.wav
    • Sports startup.wav
  • The 60’s USA
    • The 60’s USA asterisk.wav
    • The 60’s USA beep.wav
    • The 60’s USA critical stop.wav
    • The 60’s USA default sound.wav
    • The 60’s USA empty recycle bin.wav
    • The 60’s USA exclamation.wav
    • The 60’s USA exit windows.wav
    • The 60’s USA maximize.wav
    • The 60’s USA menu command.wav
    • The 60’s USA menu popup.wav
    • The 60’s USA minimize.wav
    • The 60’s USA program error.wav
    • The 60’s USA question.wav
    • The 60’s USA restore down.wav
    • The 60’s USA restore up.wav
    • The 60’s USA startup.wav
  • The Golden Era
    • The Golden Era asterisk.wav
    • The Golden Era beep.wav
    • The Golden Era critical stop.wav
    • The Golden Era default sound.wav
    • The Golden Era empty recycle bin.wav
    • The Golden Era exclamation.wav
    • The Golden Era exit windows.wav
    • The Golden Era maximize.wav
    • The Golden Era menu command.wav
    • The Golden Era menu popup.wav
    • The Golden Era minimize.wav
    • The Golden Era program error.wav
    • The Golden Era question.wav
    • The Golden Era startup.wav
  • Travel
    • Travel asterisk.wav
    • Travel beep.wav
    • Travel critical stop.wav
    • Travel default sound.wav
    • Travel empty recycle bin.wav
    • Travel exclamation.wav
    • Travel exit windows.wav
    • Travel maximize.wav
    • Travel menu command.wav
    • Travel menu popup.wav
    • Travel minimize.wav
    • Travel program error.wav
    • Travel question.wav
    • Travel restore down.wav
    • Travel restore up.wav
    • Travel startup.wav
  • Underwater
    • Underwater asterisk.wav
    • Underwater beep.wav
    • Underwater close program.wav
    • Underwater critical stop.wav
    • Underwater default sound.wav
    • Underwater empty recycle bin.wav
    • Underwater exclamation.wav
    • Underwater exit windows.wav
    • Underwater maximize.wav
    • Underwater menu command.wav
    • Underwater menu popup.wav
    • Underwater minimize.wav
    • Underwater open program.wav
    • Underwater program error.wav
    • Underwater question.wav
    • Underwater restore down.wav
    • Underwater restore up.wav
    • Underwater startup.wav
  • Utopia
    • Utopia Asterisk.wav
    • Utopia Close.wav
    • Utopia Critical Stop.wav
    • Utopia Default.wav
    • Utopia Error.wav
    • Utopia Exclamation.wav
    • Utopia Maximize.wav
    • Utopia Menu Command.wav
    • Utopia Menu Popup.wav
    • Utopia Minimize.wav
    • Utopia Open.wav
    • Utopia Question.wav
    • Utopia Recycle.wav
    • Utopia Restore Down.wav
    • Utopia Restore Up.wav
    • Utopia Windows Exit.wav
    • Utopia Windows Start.wav
  • Windows 98
    • Windows 98 asterisk.wav
    • Windows 98 beep.wav
    • Windows 98 critical stop.wav
    • Windows 98 default sound.wav
    • Windows 98 empty recycle bin.wav
    • Windows 98 exclamation.wav
    • Windows 98 exit windows.wav
    • Windows 98 maximize.wav
    • Windows 98 menu command.wav
    • Windows 98 menu popup.wav
    • Windows 98 minimize.wav
    • Windows 98 program error.wav
    • Windows 98 question.wav
    • Windows 98 restore down.wav
    • Windows 98 restore up.wav
    • Windows 98 startup.wav
Windows ME
  • CHIMES.WAV
  • CHORD.WAV
  • DING.WAV
  • TADA.WAV
  • The Microsoft Sound.wav
Windows 2000
  • chimes.wav
  • chord.wav
  • ding.wav
  • ir_begin.wav
  • ir_end.wav
  • ir_inter.wav
  • notify.wav
  • recycle.wav
  • ringin.wav
  • ringout.wav
  • start.wav
  • tada.wav
  • The Microsoft Sound.wav
  • Windows Logoff Sound.wav
  • Windows Logon Sound.wav
Windows NT
  • chimes.wav
  • chord.wav
  • ding.wav
  • list
  • ringin.wav
  • ringout.wav
  • Start.wav
  • tada.wav
  • The Microsoft Sound.wav
  • Windows NT Logoff Sound.wav
  • Windows NT Logon Sound.wav
Windows XP next wave
Windows Vista next wave
Windows 7
  • chimes.wav
  • chord.wav
  • ding.wav
  • ir_begin.wav
  • ir_end.wav
  • ir_inter.wav
  • notify.wav
  • recycle.wav
  • ringout.wav
  • Speech Disambiguation.wav
  • Speech Misrecognition.wav
  • Speech Off.wav
  • Speech On.wav
  • Speech Sleep.wav
  • tada.wav
  • Windows Balloon.wav
  • Windows Battery Critical.wav
  • Windows Battery Low.wav
  • Windows Critical Stop.wav
  • Windows Default.wav
  • Windows Ding.wav
  • Windows Error.wav
  • Windows Exclamation.wav
  • Windows Feed Discovered.wav
  • Windows Hardware Fail.wav
  • Windows Hardware Insert.wav
  • Windows Hardware Remove.wav
  • Windows Information Bar.wav
  • Windows Logoff Sound.wav
  • Windows Logon Sound.wav
  • Windows Menu Command.wav
  • Windows Minimize.wav
  • Windows Navigation Start.wav
  • Windows Notify.wav
  • Windows Pop-up Blocked.wav
  • Windows Print complete.wav
  • Windows Recycle.wav
  • Windows Restore.wav
  • Windows Ringin.wav
  • Windows Ringout.wav
  • Windows Shutdown.wav
  • Windows Startup.wav
  • Windows User Account Control.wav
Windows 8
  • Alarm01.wav
  • Alarm02.wav
  • Alarm03.wav
  • Alarm04.wav
  • Alarm05.wav
  • Alarm06.wav
  • Alarm07.wav
  • Alarm08.wav
  • Alarm09.wav
  • Alarm10.wav
  • Ring01.wav
  • Ring02.wav
  • Ring03.wav
  • Ring04.wav
  • Ring05.wav
  • Ring06.wav
  • Ring07.wav
  • Ring08.wav
  • Ring09.wav
  • Ring10.wav
  • Speech Disambiguation.wav
  • Speech Misrecognition.wav
  • Speech Off.wav
  • Speech On.wav
  • Speech Sleep.wav
  • Windows Background.wav
  • Windows Balloon.wav
  • Windows Battery Critical.wav
  • Windows Battery Low.wav
  • Windows Critical Stop.wav
  • Windows Default.wav
  • Windows Ding.wav
  • Windows Error.wav
  • Windows Exclamation.wav
  • Windows Feed Discovered.wav
  • Windows Foreground.wav
  • Windows Hardware Fail.wav
  • Windows Hardware Insert.wav
  • Windows Hardware Remove.wav
  • Windows Information Bar.wav
  • Windows Logoff Sound.wav
  • Windows Logon.wav
  • Windows Menu Command.wav
  • Windows Message Nudge.wav
  • Windows Minimize.wav
  • Windows Navigation Start.wav
  • Windows Notify Calendar.wav
  • Windows Notify Email.wav
  • Windows Notify Messaging.wav
  • Windows Notify System Generic.wav
  • Windows Notify.wav
  • Windows Pop-up Blocked.wav
  • Windows Print complete.wav
  • Windows Proximity Connection.wav
  • Windows Proximity Notification.wav
  • Windows Recycle.wav
  • Windows Restore.wav
  • Windows Ringin.wav
  • Windows Ringout.wav
  • Windows Shutdown.wav
  • Windows Startup.wav
  • Windows Unlock.wav
  • Windows User Account Control.wav
  • chimes.wav
  • chord.wav
  • ding.wav
  • flourish.mid
  • ir_begin.wav
  • ir_end.wav
  • ir_inter.wav
  • notify.wav
  • onestop.mid
  • recycle.wav
  • ringout.wav
  • tada.wav
  • town.mid
Windows 8.1
  • Alarm08.wav
  • Alarm09.wav
  • Alarm10.wav
  • chimes.wav
  • chord.wav
  • ding.wav
  • flourish.mid
  • ir_begin.wav
  • ir_end.wav
  • ir_inter.wav
  • notify.wav
  • onestop.mid
  • recycle.wav
  • Ring01.wav
  • Ring02.wav
  • Ring03.wav
  • Ring04.wav
  • Ring05.wav
  • Ring06.wav
  • Ring07.wav
  • Ring08.wav
  • Ring09.wav
  • Ring10.wav
  • ringout.wav
  • Speech Disambiguation.wav
  • Speech Misrecognition.wav
  • Speech Off.wav
  • Speech On.wav
  • Speech Sleep.wav
  • tada.wav
  • town.mid
  • Windows Background.wav
  • Windows Balloon.wav
  • Windows Battery Critical.wav
  • Windows Battery Low.wav
  • Windows Critical Stop.wav
  • Windows Default.wav
  • Windows Ding.wav
  • Windows Error.wav
  • Windows Exclamation.wav
  • Windows Feed Discovered.wav
  • Windows Foreground.wav
  • Windows Hardware Fail.wav
  • Windows Hardware Insert.wav
  • Windows Hardware Remove.wav
  • Windows Information Bar.wav
  • Windows Logoff Sound.wav
  • Windows Logon.wav
  • Windows Menu Command.wav
  • Windows Message Nudge.wav
  • Windows Minimize.wav
  • Windows Navigation Start.wav
  • Windows Notify Calendar.wav
  • Windows Notify Email.wav
  • Windows Notify Messaging.wav
  • Windows Notify System Generic.wav
  • Windows Notify.wav
  • Windows Pop-up Blocked.wav
  • Windows Print complete.wav
  • Windows Proximity Connection.wav
  • Windows Proximity Notification.wav
  • Windows Recycle.wav
  • Windows Restore.wav
  • Windows Ringin.wav
  • Windows Ringout.wav
  • Windows Shutdown.wav
  • Windows Startup.wav
  • Windows Unlock.wav
  • Windows User Account Control.wav
  • Alarm01.wav
  • Alarm02.wav
  • Alarm03.wav
  • Alarm04.wav
  • Alarm05.wav
  • Alarm06.wav
  • Alarm07.wav
Windows 10 next wave
Windows CE next wave

// Use Instructions //

  • To install these sound schemes easily, just extract all of them to your “C:\Windows\Media\” (may differ) folder.

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

Version Download Size
Windows 3.11 40.8 KB
Windows 95 70.6 KB
Windows 98 coming n/a
Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) 5.70 MB
Windows ME (Millennium Edition) 855 KB
Windows 2000 975 KB
Windows NT 301 KB
Windows XP coming n/a
Windows Vista coming n/a
Windows 7 2.23 MB
Windows 8 7.20 MB
Windows 8.1 8.18 MB
Windows 10 coming n/a
Windows CE (Embedded Compact) coming n/a

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